A lovely well proportioned hand beaten Tibetan silver spoon. The bowl is engraved around the edges and at the apex of the handle is a flaming jewel design. In the centre of the handle is a raised turquoise cabochon mount. Spoons such as this have been valued for many centuries in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.
Spoons were typcially used for taking medicinal remedies and silver was considered to have special antiseptic properties. The silver itself may have been heirloomed within a family for many centuries before it was eventually used in the making of a spoon or other utensils. It means a spoon may once have started life as several pieces of silver jewellery.
Size: 122 mm x 38 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
Weight: 21 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.